Infinite Scope creates scientific tools that give inquisitive minds the means to exercise their curiosity and learn by exploring the world around them. Our forthcoming product, the Eureka, will transform any phone, tablet, or other smart device into a powerful, portable digital microscope.

Four years ago Kenji Yoshino invented and released the plans to his Smartphone Microscope online. The aim of Yoshino’s low-cost, DIY design was to democratize science and science education. Since the plans were released, 2.5 million people have viewed them on YouTube, and the scope is now being used in classrooms around the world. The device’s versatility as a high-quality macro-photography rig has made it ideal for disciplines from art and archeology to zoography.

For two years, Yoshino worked with New York public schools, integrating his scope into science, technology, and art curricula. Since inventing the original scope, Yoshino has personally demonstrated his original scope and a beta vers...
Infinite Scope creates scientific tools that give inquisitive minds the means to exercise their curiosity and learn by exploring the world around them. Our forthcoming product, the Eureka, will transform any phone, tablet, or other smart device into a powerful, portable digital microscope.

Four years ago Kenji Yoshino invented and released the plans to his Smartphone Microscope online. The aim of Yoshino’s low-cost, DIY design was to democratize science and science education. Since the plans were released, 2.5 million people have viewed them on YouTube, and the scope is now being used in classrooms around the world. The device’s versatility as a high-quality macro-photography rig has made it ideal for disciplines from art and archeology to zoography.

For two years, Yoshino worked with New York public schools, integrating his scope into science, technology, and art curricula. Since inventing the original scope, Yoshino has personally demonstrated his original scope and a beta version for more than 15,000 individuals and has gathered feedback from them and from hundreds of people online. With this information, he and engineers at Chenango Valley Technologies have been designing Eureka, a vastly improved smartphone microscope. New features of this scope will include a rotating lens dial with three lenses, each providing a different level of magnification, single-handed operation, a snap-together assembly, and a detachable, rechargeable LED light. When the scope is not in use, it can be flat-packed into a rugged, self-contained kit. Traditional microscopes with similar capabilities cost upwards of $250. This device will sell for around $100.

Our goal is to develop a commercial grade scope to sell direct to consumers online. Our initial target audience will be parents, guardians, and other adults who will wish to acquire the product for children ages 8-18, either for independent exploration or homeschooling.

We are currently prototyping this microscope, with tentative plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign in early Spring 2018, with fulfillment later that year.

Infinite Scope is now a second-year member of the Thought Into Action entrepreneurship program at Colgate University, a member of the business incubator The Technology Garden and has received a $35k Launch Grant from Hamilton’s Partnership for Community Development.
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